MSc Applied Psychology: Health Psychology and Counselling

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Mediterranean College
Athens, Thessaloniki
October 2024
2 years
Full Time


Entry requirements:
- University or College graduates holding a degree in Psychology.
- University of College graduates holding a degree on a related Psychology subject.

Requirements for Registration:

  • Copy of the latest Degree or Certificate
  • CV (in English)
  • Reference Letters (2)
  • Good knowledge of English (IELTS 6.5 level or equivalent) *
  • Academic interview
  • Photos (2)
  • Copy of ID/ Passport
  • Copy of criminal record

* Candidates without official English language certificates can take the English language placement test of Mediterranean College.


The MSc in Applied Psychology: Health Psychology and Counselling is designed to help students to work effectively as health psychologists with patients (and their significant others and caretakers) and other professionals, by acquiring the essential theoretical and empirical knowledge, as well as essential therapeutic counselling skills, emphasizing on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), to meet the profession’s demands. The programme covers psychological theories of health and illness, stressing the importance of health promotion, risk prevention and behavior change. The programme also stresses the importance of empirical evidence, legislation, ethics and related contexts (e.g. social, political) and health related policies.

The programme consists of six (6) 20-credit modules and the postgraduate dissertation (60 credits).

Via the “Therapeutic Counselling Skills in Action” module, students will take part in supervised placement and gain practical experience in an appropriate applied setting to supplement their learning on the programme. It will be the students’ responsibility to secure a placement and satisfy any requirements of that placement, however the College will support students in finding a suitable placement. Students need to accumulate a minimum total of 100 placement hours and 20 supervision hours.


Graduates of this programme can work in a range of settings, such as:

  • Hospitals and Clinics
  • Health promotion / Illness Prevention Programmes
  • As Researchers
  • NGOs
  • Health sector settings
  • As private practitioners
  • Alternatively, they can continue their studies towards a PhD or work abroad.
For information regarding student fees please contact the Institute.
Interested? Fill in the contact form and an advisor from the Institute will get in touch with you shortly.